The Central Coast has the second highest number of veterans per capita in Australia. Sue Mann Nursing and Community Care (SMNCC) has a long and close affinity with the veteran community having delivered in-home nursing services to local Veterans, war widows and war widowers for more than 30 years.
Since 1984, we have looked after thousands of veterans on the Central Coast, assisting them to maintain an optimum level of independence and to live with dignity in their own homes.
DVA Community Nursing is the provision of clinical nursing and personal care services to war veterans and war widows or widowers delivered in their home. DVA Community Nursing helps to restore or maintain a person’s maximum level of health and independence.
Veterans and war widows or widowers with a Gold Card are eligible for DVA Community Nursing. Veteran White Card holders may also be eligible for this service where the condition requiring nursing is accepted by DVA as war related.
To receive DVA Community Nursing, the veteran, war widow or widower must receive a referral from their Doctor or the Hospital Discharge Planner.
Following a referral from a Doctor or Hospital Discharge Planner, Sue Mann’s team will arrange a convenient time to complete a comprehensive assessment by a Registered Nurse.
DVA Community Nursing services offered will depend on the client’s assessed clinical care needs. SMNCC delivers a range of community nursing services that are flexible and designed to help with individual care needs.
The types of DVA Community Nursing services that may be provided include:
The duration and frequency of visitations provided to a veteran for community nursing and personal care by SMNCC will depend upon the client's assessed clinical need.
DVA Community Nursing is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Veterans Affairs. There is no cost to program recipients.
Veterans’ Home Care (VHC) is designed to assist veterans, war widows and widowers with low level care needs to remain in their own homes for longer and avoid premature admission to residential care. The VHC program is part of the DVA plan to ensure veterans and war widow/widowers maintain optimal health, wellbeing and independence.
Veterans and war widowers are eligible to be assessed for all VHC services. To receive a VHC service, the veteran must be assessed by their local Veterans’ Home Care Assessment agency.
To contact your local VHC agency for a phone-based assessment, please call:
1300 550 450
Veterans' Home Care provides a range of home care services designed to meet your needs including:
The hours per week and frequency of visitations offered for a veteran receiving the VHC service will be determined by the VHC assessment agency based on your needs.
VHC services are subsided by the Australian Government through the Department of Veterans Affairs. There is a fee co-payment required to be paid by the program recipient. This will be determined by the VHC assessment agency.
Suite 3.20, Level 3 (West Wing)
4 Ilya Ave, Erina NSW 2250
Phone 1300 241 300
Fax 02 4365 5732
Sue Mann Nursing and Community Care
PO Box 3301 Erina NSW 2250
If you are a client, family member, service partner or would like to find out more about what Sue Mann Nursing and Community Care offers, we would love to hear from you.